Mentally strong people don’t focus on things they can’t control
Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with cancer when her daughter was three months old. Heather went through multiple surgeries, radiation, andchemotherapy, and 12 months later she was cancer free. However, Heather feared the cancer would return and her daughter would grow up without a mother.
Terrified that she couldn’t completely control the cancer from returning, she took out a marker and wrote down her fears on a plate. Then, she went outside, starteda fire, and smashed the plate into the fire. The act helped her let go of what she couldn’t control and live each day to the fullest.
When you feel like your life is out of control, take out a piece of paper and draw a horizontal line through the middle. In the top section, write “What I can’t control:” In the bottom section, write “What I can control:” When populating the top section, remember you can’t control what has happened, you can’t fully control yourthoughts and emotions, you can’t completely control other people, and you can’t entirely control the future. BUT you can control what you focus on, what thingsmean, and how you behave.
After you’ve listed the things you can and can’t control, rip off the top section (the things you can’t control), then continue tearing that top section into tiny little pieces or go outside and light that piece of paper on fire and watch